Welcome to April🍁🍂
Isn’t t it wonderful to see the colours of the leaves changing on the trees? Autumn really is beautiful here in the mountains. As the leaves will begin to fall over the next few weeks, I am reminded that I also have layers I need to let fall away.
This can can be a lovely reminder to check in with yourself, do you have routine that is stagnant or unhealthy? Habits that you know you’d be better off without? Relationships with people that just are not good for your heart space?
What can you do to change it up?
I am always thinking of new ways to reinvent my days, and routine, to prevent falling into old habits.
Here are a few of the the things I have brought into my life recently, that are already changing the way I feel;
🍁 No screens in bed. This means no checking emails, social media, watching movies, or responding to messages. I have done this before, and then fallen back into the habit of taking my work to bed with me. I know better, but it takes a little extra organise attention and a little bit of will power to stick with it. Since I’ve started this again, I find I fall asleep in minutes and my bed feels like the restful space that it should be. Try it an see how you go.
🍁 Booking ahead for massages! Normally I am pretty good at this, however sometimes life gets busy and I miss a couple of weeks. Then I get sore! Massage is my first port of call when I feel a little down or my body is tired. I’m currently booked in every fortnight and I tell you it works wonders. Along with stretching, it keeps me supple and able to give my clients the attention they deserve. 💙
🍁 Continuing to be alcohol and coffee free. The best thing I have ever done for my body is to stop drinking alcohol. Then I decided to kick coffee as well. Living life that is totally free of substance is amazing. I feel confident that my emotions are not tainted with stimulants. I feel more authentic in my relationships. I am a better listener and I have so much more energy. If you’d like to kick these habits, let me know and I’ll share with you the ways that I finally did it.
🍁 Planing things to look forward to that are healthy, outdoors and frequent. If I don’t do this, life feels like Groundhog Day. Over the next couple of months I have hikes, camps and outdoor fires planed to really allow time to reflect, and connect with Mother Nature as well as my inner self.
🍁 Study, learning new things allows me to continually evolve and grow. I’m currently doing a post graduate, which has been deep and gruelling, so I’ve mixed it up and have a couple of fun courses I am doing as well. Short courses keep me stimulated, which allows focus and the excitement of learning to continue to grow. There are so many courses out there, have a look around and see what you can find.
I wish you all a wonderful April! Below I have some new Awen dates for you, if you see something that you are interested in but the times or days done suit, let me know, I’m always happy to run extra classes if the need is there.
22 April is Earth Day.
Awen will be holding a special meditation event.
You are invited to share a loving kindenes meditation in the Awen Room.
$25 / person
$5 donated from each booking to https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/endangered-species/earthday2019/
Dates for Sound Bath Meditation
There are 3 spaces left for our Easter Sound Bath. I have some dates here for May and June as well. I suggest booking ahead.
21 April (Easter Sunday, spiced hot chocolate, with almond milk will be served) 🐰💕
19 May (Full Moon)
If you miss out, you might like to know that Helena and I also offer these sessions privately. All we need is a date, and time. Connect with me and we can discuss a time where you can bring your people here for your own special event. This can be very helpful in time of stress, grief, and celebration alike.
We can also come to you!
Term 2 Meditation and Journaling Cylasses have just been listed online. Bookings are open and spaces are limited.
For those that are not interested in classes, but would like to come along to Guided Meditation each week, this is on offer as well.
I am also in the process of writing a class all about the richness of inviting Rituals into your life. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon, you can also email me your interest and I will contact you as soon as this class is ready to go.